Built between the 9th and 10th centuries, the Cathedral of Sorrento, originally dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, underwent a change in dedication to the Saints Apostles Philip and James.
This dedication, dating back to 1210, resulted from Cardinal Pietro Capuano’s donation of relics of the two apostles.
Following the Saracen raid in 1558, the church underwent complete reconstruction, adopting the elegant Baroque style we admire today.
The Cathedral stands out for its fascinating blend of Baroque architecture and Sorrentine inlay in some of its sacred furnishings.
In addition to the Duomo, the complex includes the 16th-century archbishop’s palace and the iconic bell tower.
Situated on the ancient Byzantine decumanus (now Via Pietà), the bell tower features elements of ancient marble, including part of a Lombard epigraph.
During the 18th century, the last two floors of the bell tower were added, culminating in a majolica-adorned clock.
Explore the unique history of this cathedral, captivating with its fusion of styles and the richness of its historical details.